Me and the boys before baby girl arrives. Which basically turned into just me at 30 weeks, since all the boys wanted to do was chase seagulls and go on the playground. I can't really blame them! Thank you so much to Mary O'Sullivan for these beautiful memories!
Kristin is a 2017 Grad at Hamburg High. She was one of my Senior Models and I was thrilled to take her Senior Portraits. She enjoys cheerleading and alternative music. I love Kristin in this cute lavender and lace dress! I usually don't do a ton of photos in uniforms, but I'm digging the vintage varsity feel of her cheerleading pictures below. The brick and ivy at the school made for some nice backdrops! :) Kristin is extremely motivated. She holds a job between attending school and extra curricular activities and is looking forward to becoming a mid wife. Talk about goals! I know she will do great and I wish her all the best in her exciting future.
I loved being able to spend a little time with this father and his daughters at their special place. This quiet farm is the place where they could always go to for a little escape and where they have grown up, learning to ride and care for the horses and hanging out with all of the other furry friends that call this beautiful farm home.
Valerie is a fellow photographer and recent high school graduate, heading to RIT for a Science Major. She obviously is the whole package - bright, beautiful, and has an exciting journey ahead of her.
Below are some of my favorites from Valerie's Senior Portrait Session!
All of the kids and grandkids in one place, at the same time. We all know this doesn't happen very often!!
Stephanie and Jon are the nicest couple and the perfect compliment to each other. Stephanie put her whole heart and soul into the planning of this dream wedding. Every detail was meticulously brought to life to create the simple, soft, and romantic feel she wanted to achieve. The pale pink and pastel grays of her Morilee bridesmaid dresses were wonderfully complimented by the huge bouquets of ivory peonies, light pink roses and succulents by Maureen's Wholesale Flower Market that had all of us girls swooning. Stephanie's Cathedral length veil and lace and crystal detailed bridal gown from Bridal Chateau were stunning. All of the light pastel colors and delicate lace details combined with the wind we had that day, added a whimsical feel to the truly elegant event. Stephanie also brought in a touch of sparkle with her shimmery Lauren Lorraine wedding shoes to go with the brilliant diamond and platinum wedding bands that were created by local jeweler, Ben Garlick. The bride's 'something blue' a was a vintage sapphire and diamond ring from her mother and she also carried a dainty white handkerchief, passed along from her grandmother. We just loved all of these gorgeous details!!
It was Stephanie and Jon's goal to make this a fun weekend that their family and friends from near and far would never forget. The bridal party got ready at the Embassy Suites downtown, their suite even had a view of the spire from St. Louis Catholic church, where the couple would be wed. The boys were at the historic Lenox Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the beautiful Jacobs Executive Development Center. While the boys hung out and threw the football around, the girls were busy getting beautified with hair and makeup done by Kalu Salon and Spa. Stephanie and Jon had a traditional Catholic wedding at St. Louis Church and the party really started once the wedding guests began to arrive at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston. NFCC is a gorgeous venue that is near and dear to the hearts of Stephanie and her twin sister (and maid of honor), Nicole. They both worked there for about 4 years! The country club is on a beautiful hillside and features expansive views from the window lined interior and open patio. Stephanie and Jon were so excited for all of their guests to mingle, dance and enjoy the spectacular views from the club.
After some emotional and humorous speeches, it was time for dinner and the elegantly simple cake from Sweet Beginnings bakery. Of course, Mary and I (the pregnant duo), took some wedding cake home and it was delish! DJ MJ from Phenomenon got the music going for some lovely first dances and just like that, the whole wedding was on the dance floor. Everyone seemed to take a break just long enough to catch the breathtaking sunset. This was also the perfect opportunity for the couple's closest family and friends to gather together in remembrance of three family members that attended this occasion in spirit. Stephanie and Jon had gotten three Chinese lanterns in red, white and blue to send off into the night in memory of these very special people that will never be forgotten. It was a beautiful sight, watching everyone work together to light the lanterns and release them, one at a time, until all three gently floated together into the darkness. We quietly watched in awe while the close-knit group huddled together and hugged and cheered at their release. It was a tribute that meant so much to so many that night.
Congratulations to Stephanie and Jon! Mary and I were so honored to photograph your wedding and to be a part of your beautiful day!
Mary at 35 weeks and her adorable daughter, Molly. Little did we know the temperature would drop 15 degrees from the parking lot at Woodlawn, to the beach and we would also encounter 35mph winds. Kind of loving the care-free, messy hair look!
I had a great time hanging out with this gorgeous 2017 Grad for her Senior Session. We had the most perfect night for exploring the Erie shore, and all the rocks and algae that come with it :) Madi is such a beautiful young person, inside and out. Lots of excitement ahead in her Senior Year!
My brother-in-law and sister-in-law's adorable family!
Happy birthday to Olivia today, the big 6!! :)